Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Pick the Strawberry
Wisdom of the Tao
There is a Taoist parable. A man, running from a tiger, comes to a cliff. He grabs a vine and climbs down. Halfway down, he looks up: the tiger is waiting - his Past. He looks down: another tiger at the bottom - his Future. And one white and one black rat are chewing the vine - Day and Night, for mortality looms.
He looks, and there on the cliff is a lush, red, ripe strawberry. With one hand, he reaches out, plucks the strawberry and eats it.
You get it, right?
Pluck the strawberry! It’s the Reality you have.